Hesperia comma - Silver spotted Skipper

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Hesperia-comma-silver-spotted-skipper | PTKbutterflies

This is a rare butterfly of later summer in Southern England, but not infrequently encountered in the Alps. Both these photos were taken in the latter region, though hopefully I will have a more pristine example to show in the future. 

Note the similarities with the Large Skipper compared to the other golden Skippers represented in butterfly photographs on this site.

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